Two-year-old Rose Harris is mesmerized by a Sphynx cat named Cibel at last year’s Vancouver Island Pet Expo at Pearkes arena.

Pet expo at Pearkes

We call them our best friends, our fur babies, our adoptive hairy children.

We call them our best friends, our fur babies, our adoptive hairy children. They’re our much-loved pets, and they’re the focus of a two-day expo this weekend at Pearkes recreation centre.

While pets aren’t welcome at the Vancouver Island Pet Expo, mom and dad have their selection of pet-friendly toys and products from 75-plus vendors.

Watch Victoria Police canine unit members strut their stuff, enjoy the wacky weiner dog races and get a kick out of Annie the counting dog.

And there’s offerings for non pet owners, too. Members from a number of local pet adoption agencies will be available for adoption consultations.

Partial proceeds from the event help to support the Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders.

The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday (May 21) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more info, visit



Just Posted

Man hit by vehicle while sitting on a curb near Our Place in Victoria

Emergency crews cleared the scene shortly before 11 a.m.

Tree downs lines on Highview Street in Victoria

Approximately 3,000 without power in the area

Electrical appliance failure likely caused apartment fire that killed one Saanich resident

Large parts of the Richmond Road apartment building remain uninhabitable following June 21 fire

Artificial reef created off East Sooke

Divers are discovering plenty of new sea life

Garden suite applications on the rise, but not without a few hitches: staff report

Victoria city council to hear update on revised garden suite application process

VIDEO: Clip of driver speeding past B.C. school bus alarms MLA

Laurie Throness of Chilliwack-Kent says he will lobby for better safety measures

POLL: Do you think the penalty should be increased for tossing a burning cigarette from a vehicle?

With grasslands and forests around Vancouver Island and across B.C. reaching tinder… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Man charged in crash that killed B.C. pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged for 2018 Highway 1 accident where Kelowna elementary school teacher died

Province unveils 10-year plan to boost mental health, addiction recovery services

The plan, called A Pathway to Hope, focuses on early-intervention services that are seeing high demand

Rock slide in B.C. river may hinder salmon passage

DFO says it is aware that the slide occurred in a narrow portion of the Fraser River

Four-hour tarmac delay violates charter rights of Canadians with a disability: lawsuit

Bob Brown says new rules reduce the distance he can travel by air without putting his health at risk

UPDATE: Shrapnel narrowly missed firefighters in ‘suspicious’ North Island house fire

No injuries reported; firefighters prevented blaze from spreading

Most Read